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How to buy The Clorox Company stock in Canada

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The Clorox Company is a household & personal products business based in the US. The Clorox Company shares (CLX.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Clorox Company employs 8,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7.5 billion.

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  4. Search the platform for stock code: CLX in this case.
  5. Research The Clorox Company shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your The Clorox Company shares. It's that simple.

The Clorox Company share price

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The Clorox Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$153.4579 - $237.3878
50-day moving average $194.2162
200-day moving average $205.6573
Wall St. target price$214.92
PE ratio 18.7287
Dividend yield $4.39 (2.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.557

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Is it a good time to buy The Clorox Company stock?

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Is The Clorox Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Clorox Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Clorox Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Clorox Company's P/E ratio

The Clorox Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, The Clorox Company shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The Clorox Company's PEG ratio

The Clorox Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.6773. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Clorox Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Clorox Company's EBITDA

The Clorox Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Clorox Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Clorox Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.4%
Gross profit TTM USD$3.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 15.58%
Return on equity TTM 127.03%
Profit margin 16.28%
Book value $9.417
Market capitalisation USD$22.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell The Clorox Company shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CLX.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 10.0 million The Clorox Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Clorox Company's "short interest". This figure is 21.2% down from 12.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Clorox Company shares can be evaluated.

The Clorox Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Clorox Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Clorox Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Clorox Company shares traded daily (recently around 2.2 million). The Clorox Company's SIR currently stands at 4.54. In other words for every 100,000 The Clorox Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4540 shares are currently held short.

However The Clorox Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Clorox Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Clorox Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Clorox Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Clorox Company shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.0914% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Clorox Company shares, roughly 91 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Clorox Company.

Find out more about how you can short The Clorox Company stock.

The Clorox Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Clorox Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Clorox Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.03

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Clorox Company's overall score of 22.03 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Clorox Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Clorox Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.21/100

The Clorox Company's social score

Social score: 7.02/100

The Clorox Company's governance score

Governance score: 2.8/100

The Clorox Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Clorox Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Clorox Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Clorox Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.03
Total ESG percentile 31.64
Environmental score 8.21
Social score 7.02
Governance score 2.8
Level of controversy 2

The Clorox Company share dividends

46%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.97% of net profits

Recently The Clorox Company has paid out, on average, around 45.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.48% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Clorox Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Clorox Company's case, that would currently equate to about $4.39 per share.

While The Clorox Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Clorox Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The Clorox Company's most recent dividend payout was on 7 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Clorox Company's shares ever split?

The Clorox Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 August 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Clorox Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Clorox Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Clorox Company's share price.

The Clorox Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Clorox Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $153.4579 up to $237.3878. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Clorox Company's is 0.1964. This would suggest that The Clorox Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The Clorox Company overview

The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Health and Wellness, Household, Lifestyle, and International. The company offers laundry additives, including bleach products under the Clorox brand, as well as Clorox 2 stain fighter and color booster; home care products primarily under the Clorox, Scentiva, Formula 409, Liquid-Plumr, Pine-Sol, S.O.S, and Tilex brands; naturally derived products under the Green Works brand; professional cleaning, disinfecting, and food service products under the CloroxPro, Clorox Healthcare, and Clorox Total 360 brands; professional food service products under the Hidden Valley brand; and vitamins, minerals, and supplement products under the RenewLife, Rainbow Light, Natural Vitality, NeoCell, and Stop Aging Now brands. It also provides grilling products under the Kingsford and Match Light brands; bags and wraps under the Glad brand; and cat litter products under the Fresh Step, Scoop Away, and Ever Clean brands. In addition, the company offers dressings and sauces primarily under the Hidden Valley brand; water-filtration systems and filters under the Brita brand; and natural personal care products under the Burt's Bees brand. Further, it markets its products under the Ayudin, Clorinda, and Poett brands. The company sells its products primarily through mass retailers, grocery outlets, warehouse clubs, dollar stores, home hardware centers, third-party and owned e-commerce channels, military stores, and distributors, as well as a direct sales force. The Clorox Company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Oakland, California.

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